Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh will reveal the city budget for the first time as mayor on Wednesday.
One of the city's main concerns is if $5.5 million will be transferred from the Baltimore City Police Department's overtime budget and reallocated to the Baltimore City Public Schools - which faces a $130 million budget shortfall.
The city school budget is mainly funded through the state.
If the gap is not filled, city schools will have to lay off 1,000 teachers and staff - creating large class sizes.
Pugh hopes to cut down on the police overtime budget which the department says is critical to public safety.
Baltimore City's operating budget is $2.6 billion.
The budget announcement will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday.